Culmination of Fall Term

As we enter the final few weeks of the term, students will sharpen their focus on completing assignments and assessments to the best of their ability and understanding. The faculty will make themselves available during conference blocks to provide support for students needing additional explanation of a concept or clarity on an essay.
This time of the term also presents the culmination of co-curricular programs that have been a source of engagement for students. This week marks the opening of the school play, The Tempest. The cast has put in long hours preparing for this week and, by many accounts, will present a fantastic play. I look forward to seeing the students perform their parts with precision and emotion. We also have many of our sports teams vying for playoff spots as we head into the final stages of the fall season. Our girls’ soccer team lost a tough match which eliminated them from the further matches. The girls’ volleyball team advanced to the league playoffs and district playoffs with a convincing win against Forest Ridge earlier this week.
These are several examples of students contributing additional time on endeavors that make them feel whole. We are well aware that students attend The Bush School for academic preparation, but along their journey in the Upper School, many find a passion that helps to balance their time between academics and co-curricular commitments.
As the term concludes with final exams in a couple of weeks, I also want to invite all of you to Venue on Saturday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. This is the culminating requirement for all of our music classes. The night will be filled with original work created by our students in music class, as well as other students who have written songs specifically for Venue. I look forward to seeing all of the performers bask in the limelight of their musical genius. This evening also intersects with Upper School Teen Feed who will be serving a dinner buffet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Commons to raise money for the Bush Teen Feed team’s monthly meal.
Yes, the fall term is nearing an end, and students and faculty are doing their best to arrive at the finish line with calm and balance. I do want to remind all of us of the importance to take care of ourselves—mind, body, and spirit.

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